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 %  Vol. 3, No lj  MERRITT, B. C MAY 31,  1912  Price 5 Cents  This means light underwear Gentlemen.  And light underwear meaus comfort.  KEEP COOL  Itis high time now to get out of that heavy  winter underwear  and  get into the   light  summer weight.  We are  showing something entirely new  this season in the POROUS KNIT.  it is very comfortable and of feather  weight.  This is only one of our many Bines of  underwear.  We are showing the combination and two  piece in   the  lightest  and   most  durable  fabrics   made and yon have  a large assortment to choose from.  Prices $1 to $4.50 Suit  While you are in let us show you our White  Silk and Pongee Top Shirts at $3.00 and  $3.50.  P.M. REID & CO.  Limited  ^^Specialists in...  Men's Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  Inability  to  Hold  Crisler   Proves  Factor on Local Boy's Defeat  Before a record crowd, estimated variously from nine hundred  to. eleven hundred, the Merritt  baseball team was defeated by  the Ashcroft aggregation by a  score of eleven to seven last Friday morning. Both teams showed flashes of speed in the infield  while the outfield and batting  were on the whole pretty good,  especially when the effect of the  sun on the outfielders is taken  into consideration. Crisler was  the better twirler of the two  nines and save for a serious error in the eighth played first  class ball all through. Had the  local catcher been able to hold  him the result for the day would  have been different. Lack of  thoroughness in practise showed  in the error column, but on the  other hand a certain percentage  of errors may be charged against  the condition of the grounds.  Burr who, was hit over the ear  by a foul from Boyer, and temporarily put out, played the star  game at shortstop for the visitors  while Richardson proved himself  a catcher of ability. Following  is the game by innings.  Ashcroft: First innings:���  Cook fanned. Burr singled and  Regan and Richardson fanned.  Merritt���Darknell led off._ with  drive into the left field and  readied third. Miles got a pass.  Slough flew out to Burr and  Darknell was caught napping at  third. Crisler came up with a  drive to the middle and scored  Miles, reaching third himself.  Pearson scored Crisler with a  _Texas leaguer. Burnett and  Middleton singled. Quirk flopped out; " -���-=--;-.   ��� ��� --  --������ ���-  Second Innings���Riley led off  for the visitors with a pass to  first. E. Weir was hit by a  pitched ball. Riley stole third.  Boyer and Dampier fanned. Weir  fiew'to centre scoring Riley and  his brother, and came in on  Cook's single. Burr was thrown  out by Middleton.  Jones grounded out to Riley.  Darknell followed with a three  bagger and Miles swated the  sphere to centre for two. Slough  singled and-Crisler grounded to  third.    Pearson fanned.  Third innings���Regan and  Richardson fanned and Riley  grounded to Darknell.  Burnett   fanned.      Middleton  flew out to Burr.   .Quirk drove a  two bagger through  second and  I Jones fleA\ to Burr.  Fourth innings���E. Weir popped  a weak  one  up to Crisler.  Boyer singled and stole second.  Dampier fanned.    C. Weir got a\  pass.    Cook tanned.  Darknell flew to centre. .Miles  flew to Burr. Slough got a pass.  Crisler grounded out to Boyer.  Fifth innings���Burr fanned.  Regan bingled to Darknell and  reached first. Richardson flew  out to Darknell. Riley reached  first with'hot grounder to Darknell. Weir grounded to- Miles  and was thrown out..  Pearson grounded out. Burnett  reached second on Regan's error.  Middleton and Quirk fanned.  Sixth innings:���Boyer fanned.  Dampier bunted and was thrown  out by Crisler." C. Weir hit to  left. Cook reached first on Middleton's error. Burr grounded  out to Slough.  Jones flew out to Burr. Darknell fanned. Miles singled.  Slough came up. and Miles was  caught at second.      r  Seventh innings:���Regan fanned. Richardson reached first  on a texas leaguer. Riley advanced him with a two bagger. Weir  fanned and was thrown out making first. Boyer singled. Dampier fanned and was thrown out  making first. *  Slough lew out to centre.- Crisler hi t.-tb'icen.tr.e-.and.'&ea_cson ��,to'-  right. ��� Bewley fanned.   Middle-  ton popped out to Cook.  I Eighth     innings :��� C.     Weir  grounded out to Slough.    Cook  hit to Darknell and was thrown  out.    Burr reached first on Cris  ler's error.  OWN YOUR  i  The Diamond-Vale^em^  the opportunity to purchase a homesite  on the Diamond Vale field, south of the  railway track on easy terms.  Inside Lots 50x120  Corner  ii  50x120  If you pay cash we will reduce these  prices 80 per cent.  TITLE GUARANTEED  See   ."  at the Diamond Vale Supply Co.  I  MIDDLESBORO SMOKER  The smoker at the club at Middlesboro was postponed last Saturday owing to the fact that a  number of members were to leave  very early next morning for the  annual encampment. The deferred event will ..take, place tomorrow night when there will Xhe a  four round boxing exhibition between Thomas and Hughes and  many other athletic entertainments. The winners of various  prizes in the recent tournament  will be presented with their, trophies during the course of. the  evening  V. V. & E. BUYING  The right of way agent of the  V. V. & E. R. R. has completed  the purchase of the right of way  through Jack Thynne's ranch in  Otter Valley. The company has  taken forty acres altogether and  the consideration involved is said  to be $4000. Permanent offices  are being erected at the end of  steel at Coalmont and engineers  will make that their headquarters  as soon as the contract for forty  miles west is let.  L  INLAND COAL AND COKE  Instructions have been received to commence the laying of  steel to the tipple of the Inland  Coal and Coke company. The  order was received by manager  Graham from the Dominion Rail-.]  way Commission some months  ago, but it is understood that the  C. P. R.were unable to obtain  the rails otherwise they would  have commenced tracklaying  sume time ago. When the tipple is working it will be possible  to put on another shift of men at  the mine. This is one. of the  best, prop ni-js in the district,  and the quality of the coal produced is equal to any in the valley.,  Large   Crowds   Attend    Victoria  Day Sports.  In "spite of a blazing sun which  turned the hue on many checks  the enjoyment of the crowds  who assembled here on Friday  was not one whit lessened. There  was great heat, to be sure, but  were there not also young ladies  dispensing ice cream and cool  soft drinks from a shady marquee ? The Presbyterian Ladies  Aid had charge of the work, and  well;the ladies knew the value  of a pleasant smile when a  heated onlooker sought refreshments.-  In the morning the children's  events, five men football teams  and the baseball nines of Merritt and Ashcroft battled on the  diamond for a share of the attention of the sightseers. But  the children and the ball players  secured the greater share of attention. Thanks to the care  with which the -various . committees had exercised'in formulating their programes the events  went off on schedule time.  W. Fairley and Earl King had  strenuous times refereeing the  football and baseball games.  Only one serious accident marred the pleasure of the crowd  and that was when C. E. Smith,  riding Chilliheetsa's horse was  thrown coming into the stretch.  He tried to hug the inside track  too finely-with the-result thathis  horse missed its footing and fell,  Smith hurtling ahead - about ten  feet and striking on the back of  his right shoulder, suffering a  compound fracture o fthe blade.  Dr. Williams examined him, and  sent "him off to the hospital  where 'Jae is now -recovering  iikslny^y^^.^ . ,_,,.._  "Earlier in the day at the baseball game, Burr, Ashcroft's  shortstop, was struck on the ear  by a drive from Boyden and  knocked out. Drs. Tutill and  Williams examined him and  found that no serious injury had  been sustained.  Some of the sightseers came  from Kamloops, Lytton, Spences  Bridge and other mainline points  while there was a large gathering from valley towns. Three  auto parties came in from Kamloops and one from Ashcroft.  Most of the outsiders remained  until Saturday morning returning  either by train or. auto.  .The feature of the horse racing was the ladies race. In the  first event Misses' Hyland and  Palmer came in neck and neck for  a dead heat and were sent back  again. Mrs. Slough and Miss  Bresnik were not far behind, but  in the final heat Miss Palmer won  100 yards~dash men:-E. Thomas. R.  Thomas.  Indian 100 yards dash,- Angus, 1st;  Josh.  75 yards ladies :-V.��McKenzie, 1st; L.  Baldwin, 2nd,  220 yards dash:-E. Thomas, J. Smith  50 yards three legged race for men:-  lst. L. Ragsdale and J. Smith; 2nd R.  and E. Thomas.  Quarter mile race for men:-E. Thomas; J. Smith.  75 yards klootchmen:-lst Helen; 2nd,  Lizzie.  High Jump; D. Dodding, A. Dagg.  Pole Vault:-D. Dodding, R. Dodding.  Half Mile race:-D. Dodding, J. Smith  Putting 161b. shot:-A. Dagg, A. McDougall.  Hop skip and jump .-Ragsdale, Dagg  Married ladies' race won by Mrs. J.  A. McDonald.  Fat man's race:-A. Dagg, D. Brown.  Ladies' nail driving contest:- Mrs.  Trehearne; Miss Doris McGoran.  Tug of War won by Middlesboro, No.  4. team.  DOMINION AND  by half a length.   She rode C. L.  Betterton's thoroughbred.  CHILDREN'S AND ADULTS' SPORTS  15 yards race, little tots:-lst,  C. Lepitre. 2nd S. Barwick,  50 yards boys 8 years :-R. Barwick, D. McDonald, R. Cresnik.  50 yards girls 8 years R. Wade  75 yards boys 12 years:- H.  Snedden, C. Jackson.  75 yards girls 12 years:-E.  Stephenson, N. Grimmett.  100 yards boys 16 years :-W.  Netherton, J. McEvoy, J. Dodding.  75 yards girls 16 years :-Helen  Hyland, M. Bresnick, W. Smith.  50 yards sack race boys :-E.  McEvoy, J. Grimmett, J. Dodding. ������'���������  50 yards three legged race for  boys 16years:-P. Ransom andE.  Brolin; W. Netherton and J.  Hoggan; J. Grimmett and R.  Carrington,.'  Pole vault bo^s 16 years:-J.  Dodding,  7 ft 6 in;   P. Ransom..  E. McGoran.  Broad jump boys 16 years:-J. Hoggan, P. Ransom, Boyden.  High jump boys 16 years:-J..-Dodding  4ft 4in; P. Ransom Boyden.  Girls consolation,- Florence Leece,  Jane Smith.  Boys consolation:-J. McDonald, Norman Grimmett.  HORSE RACES  Event 1.  Half mile"; repeat, open. 1st prize  $50.00, 2nd $25.00. Winners barred from  other events.    Entrance fee $5.00.  1st. .Chief Chief Chillaheetsa's  'Militard'k Ted Williams up.  2nd. N. Peterson's 'Agog'  trained by T. Clark, Joe Smith  up.  A splendid race for first place  Ted William's mount winning the  first run by about a length and a  half and the second by a length.  The first race was marred by an  unfortunate accident to C. E.  Smith, who rode too close to the  edge of the track, His. mount  went down, throwing the rider  heavily. Smith was attended on  the ground by Doctors Williams  and Gillis and conveyed to hospital suffering from a broken collar bone.  Event 2.  Half mile repeat, saddle horses. Owners up, Indians barred. 1st prize  $20.00, 2nd $10.00.    Entrance fee $2.00.  1st. Bert McGillis of Aspen  Grove, Joe Smith up.  2nd. George Murray of Nicola,  owner up.    A good race and close  finish: r? ��� ���'---    - - - - .-.->,- .--.--;.-. -. --,-  Event 3.  .Half mile Indian race, repeat. 1st  $15.00, 2nd $10.00.   Entrance fee $1.00.  1st. Indian Billy.  2nd. Johnny McCauley.  Event 4.  Half mile Klootchman race, repeat.  1st prize $10.00, 2nd $5.00. Entrance  Free.  1st. Lizzie.  2nd. Ellen Jones.  Event 5.  Half mile Ladies race. Dash. 1st  prize $15.00, 2nd $10.00. Entrance  Free.'  1st. Miss Z. Palmer.  2nd. Miss H. Hyland.  Miss Bresnik and Mrs F. Slough  also took part in the race and  both rode well. A splendid race  resulted in a dead heat. On the  race, over Miss Palmer won rather  easily, Miss Hyland's mount not  being able to stay the distance.  Event 6.  Ctfwboy race, full regalia. Half mile  dash. Open. 1st prize $25.00, 2nd  $15: OOf^Entranee -f ee=$2.00.  1st. Johnny McCauley.  2nd. Indian Billy.  The committee was; G. B.  Armstrong, A. W. Strickland, A.  N. B. Rogers, James Moyce, C.  L. Betterton and Captain Tyner.  Corporation to Encourage  Colonization is Active.  Captain John Leader when in  the city last week stated that  provided no hitch occurs in their  arrangements the Dominion  Western Lands Corporation will  be able to place a large number  of families on farms in the valley  during this summer. '  Captain Leader returned from  London recently and he states  that during the summer a number of noted English gentlemen  will pay a visit to the valley for  the purpose of investing and enjoying the fishing and shooting  in this vicinity. He has concluded the purchase of the Coldspring  ranch from William Hawkes, of  Quilchena, for private parties,  and intimates that this is but a  commencement of the activities  for the summer.  Norton Griffiths to whom reference has been made, in these ���'���  columns, who is president of the  land corporation, arrived in London just prior to the. captain's  departure for British Columbia. .  He stated that it was impossible for him to visit the valley for  some time, but that he, hoped to  come in some time this summer.  An experimental farm for the  purpose of testing the possibilities of dry farming in..the Aspen  Grove: section has been started  under the management of Mr.  Adamson, a dry farming expert,  and while it is possible that some  of this land may be sold for agricultural purposes the Captain  states that the main use to which  it will be put is for stock raising.  POLICE COURT  Before J. S. Morgan, S. M.,  this week, nineteen Indians and  whites were tried. Two men  were sent up for four months for  an offence against the Indian  Act, while a large number of  Indians were fined various  amounts for being drunk and  having liquor in their possession.  One Indian was sent up to Kamloops for resisting arrest. Chief  Strang and Constables Smith  and McNeill were kept busy  rounding them up oh Empire  Day and Saturday and Monday.  Mr. and Mrs. J. Adams of Lower Nicola were in town for the  celebrations last week.  A monster celebration of Dominion Day is planned at Nicola.  Last July 1st the day was  celebrated here and .next July  Nicola will resume its usual celebration.  POST OFFICE  APPOINTMENT  W. R. Langstaff Receives Appointment to  Local Office  Last evening advice was re-,  ceived from the postaL. inspector  at Vancouver, J. R. Greenfield,  to the effect that Walter Langstaff of this city had:-been appointed postmaster at Merritt.  When an arrangement is made  in regard to the present equipment Mr. Langstaff will probably take up his duties. ;;.  For some months past Thomas  Clarke has been acting in the  capacity of postmaster, and during that time he and "his wife  have been unfailingly v. courteous  and obliging to all who have had  any business to transact with the "  department. The position of  postmaster here is not a sinecure  by any means, and it speaks volumes for the tact of Mr, Clarke  lHaThe=lHs=had"so-iittie���frietion^-  during the time he has been in  charge of the office.  PACIFIC COAST COUERIES  Under the management of  Howell John development work  on this property was v resumed  some time ago. A new hoist is  being installed and the development work is being proceeded  with as rapidly as possible. The  results so far obtained- are excellent, and with reasonable  freight rates there is every prospect of thc devlopment of this  property on a larger scale in the  near future.  COLONEL MORGAN HERE  Colonel Hill Godfrey Morgan,  who is introducing a colony of  officers and their families to the  Nicola Valley, paid a first visit  to Nicola during the week. He  informed Mr. Howse before leaving that he expects to have about  twelve families in the valley  within the next two months.  The property included in this  great scheme is the well-known  Moore Ranch at the head of Nicola lake.  Alf Carrington was in town on  business during the week.  ���M*-.-':..'.-.-. - ������:.������-   ���������'��� ��� -nsv.".- ;-?y: y ;^Jjy:. -'^las���- ���  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May 31,  1912  Knight J.^Garroch,  C. C.  ^   K. OF P.  f ~ ��� Nicola Valley  ' Lodge     No.     46,  meets   in    Reid's  Hail   every Wednesday night at 8  ;,p._m.   All visiting-  brethren are corr  dially   invited   to  attend.  Knight R. Hebron  K. R. S.  .   F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Rtom. Barwick  Block, Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend. ;r .  7 - Geo. L. Murray C. R.  H.;H. Matthews,.Sec.  A.F.&A  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  R eid' s H;all  th e" s econd  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m. Sojourning brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon;.'"  .Fred S. Gay  W.:M.   . Secretary.  H. R. H. Christie, B.Sc, B.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  Christie & Dawson  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B. C.  Branch        '- .'   Ashcroft, B. C.  enough in its own sphere without encroaching on that of judges and police."  GAME  ACT  Changes made in the game law  recently prohibit the trapping of  bear during the-months of May,  June and July and anyone found  with traps" in his possession during that time is liable to a fine or  imprisonment. This came to our  notice this week, when an Indian  was in danger of losing his liberty. The game warden would  have prosecuted him, but as soon  as he learned of the existence of  such a law he returned his traps  and never used them. The new  law is not generally known and  we believe that the government  should take some steps to inform  Indians of any such changes. It  is impossible for them to know  the law unles directly informed,  either through the agency of  their chiefs or the provincial  police.  J. A. MAUGHAN  Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong'/. Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  M. L. GRIMMETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the-"Bank of Montreal    .   ^��  .     sri.r ������ ���  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  PUBLISHED-EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  in   advance  :. Six-.months.-$1.00   ,  : ������   .  J. W. ELLIS  Manager  One dollar per inch .per month fer regular advertising:. Land and'water-notices.;$7.00 for. 60  days.   $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25' cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates 'furnished for large contract ad  vertising.   ���       '_>>���/  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS       -  P.O. Box 20     ' " Merritt. BC.  Phone 25.  IS>  DUFF-GORDON  In regard to the recent newspaper publicity given to the ..Titanic wreck'- and the somewhat  doubtful statements made con-  cerning-the trial the News-Advertiser says:  "Is trial by .jury to be abolish-  ed and its place to be usurped by  trial by- newspaper? Some recent events in the journalistic  world, on this side of th,e" Atlantic  woulgl point to this .qc^jcliision.  Mr. Ismay's trial and 'conviction  by the American pressors in everybody's memory. Hardly had  he landed in New York and before -he-'had an opportunity of uttering a word-in his own defence  he was tried and condemned for  having dared to save his life  when all the demands of honour  had been satisfied. Now comes  the turn of Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon. Before any court of justice has given judgement or sifted evidence the newspapers have  condemned him and branded him  as a coward unfit to associate  with honorable men. Nearer to  home the same journalistic tendency has been observed. Men,  innocent in the eyes of British  law���which presumes every man  absolutely innocent until the  weight of evidence shows him to  be guilty���are placed on trial,  their antecedents good or bad  are dragged before the public  and their private affair's sifted  without any of the safeguards  that the law allows. If this tendency continues to increase among newspapers and receives no  check, trial by jury will lose its  meaning,    The press has powers  THE BANK OF MONTREAL  In the half-yearly statement  of the Bank of Montreal, which  covers the^period from November 1 to April 30, is reflected a  condition of things which is not  only gratifying to shareholders  and officers of the bank, but to  the whole Canadian nation, says  the Montreal Witness. This  bank is so intimately related to  almost every kind of trade and  industry throughout the country  that its prosperity serves' to reflect general conditions, and its  figures are such as the Canadian  business 'world will accept as a  fair barometer of business expansion throughout the Dominion.. The Bank of Montreal is  also a powerful agent for Canada abroad, both in England and  the United States. Its reputation  in the foreign financial world  has done much to further Canadian interests, and to direct attention to the importance of our  financial relations to the: world  generally. The record of the  past six months is unprecedented.. A comparison with figures  for the corresponding period a  year ago shows "that net profits  tp April 30 last total $1,236,339  as compared with $822,945, an  increase of over thirty per cent;.  A feature of the report is.the  high figure which assets have  attained,-: amounting to - $240,-  222,955; of this; amount over  $115,157,000 represent current  loans and discounts. .  '  Deposits not betring and bearing interest aggregate slightly  under $193,000,000, and .together  with notes in". circulation to the  amount of $14,018,820 constitute  the liabilities to the public of a  total of $106,989,429. Against  demands that may arise in connection with these liabilities  there are held in Dominion GoV:.  ernment notes, convertible into,  gold, and iri securities that may  be immediately realized upon  $120,667,610. During the half  year the sum of $815,737 was received by the bank as premiums  on new stock issue over and above  the liability incurred by that issue. This with the profitof the  BE A BOOSTER  Do you know th: re's  lots  o'  people  Settin' round in  every town,  Growlin' like a broody chicken,  Knockin'    every   good   thing  down?  Don't you be that kind o' cattle,  'Cause  they  ain't no use  on  earth,  You just be a booster rooster,  Crow and boost   for all your  worth.  If   your   town   needs   boostin',  boost 'er;  Don't hold back and wait to  see.  If some other fellow's willin'���  Sail right   in,   this   country's  free.  No one's got a mortgage on it.  It's just yours as much as his,  If your town is shy on boosters  J You get in the boostin' biz,  If things just don't seem to suit  you  And the world seems kinder  wrong,  What's the matter with a-boostin'  Just to help the thing along?  'Cause   if   things   should    stop  again'  : We'd be in a sorry plight;  You just keep that hornablowin'  Boost'er up with all your might.  If you know some feller's failn's,  Just forget   'em,   'cause you  know  That same feller's got some good  points,  Them's tne ones you want to  show.  ''���Cast your loaves   out   on   the  !    waters,  They'll come back" 's a saying  true,  Mebbe,   too,   they'll come back  "butterd"  When some feller boosts for  you.  year and~$178857T85~lrtarrding fo  the credit.of profit and loss left  slightly over $3,900,000 for the  bank to deal with.  y     GET AFTER THE FLY  i In Canada and the United  States "Swat the Fly" is becoming a rallying cry. In some  places in the United States, a  "'.Fly Day" has been fixed, when  eyery household with a suitable  weapon declares death to the  disease germ carrying fly. In  Hamilton,; Ontorio, the Health  officer has instituted a campaign,  ahd the Mayor suggests that the  Boy Scouts ought to engage in  this warfare. Of course it is  discouraging after you have  "swated" for half an hour and  sit down to rest, to find that the  wretches are as thick as before.  But"..console' yourself with the  thought that a scientist has figured out, that for every fly killed  now, there will be' millions less  next August. Some person, who  is! familiar with the habits and  manners of flies, states that a  house-fly multiplies 120 times  eyery two weeks, an d the 120  continues to multiply -in. the  sdme ratio. The siatstics should  stimulate the "swatters" tb-ex-  ertion.' The Washington Board  of Health says VS.wat the fly-  early, for one female fly, making her appearance as late as  April' 10th, may be- the ancestress of nine generdtions, -totalling 7,600,000 descendants. To  entertain all these would eni-  barass^themost hospitable_fam-L  ���������<���        K. P.  OFFICERS       _  On'Wednesday .evening there'  was a large attendance -of r the  members at the ..Knights, of  Pythias' semiannual meeting  when the following officers were  elected:  Knight E. Jones,    C. C.  "      W. Johnson'   V.C.  "     T. Clarke,    Prelate.  "     D. Brown,    M. of W.  "     W. Cranna,    K of R&S  "     J. Garrock, M. of F.  "     J. Mclnney,    M. at A.  "     J.Dunn,    I. G.  " J. Simpson, O. G.  The report showed the lodge  to be in a flourishing state.  There has been a steady increase  in membership, and there is  every indication that this lodge  will rank high among the fraternal orders of the province.  ily." Dr. Hastings, health officer for Toronto? has issued a  pamphlet* on the necessity of  suppressing the- house-fly, and  suggesting that bounties be offered to children for killing flies  during May and June.  NEWS   ADS   GET   RESULTS  Electric Restorer for Men  PhOSDhonol restores every nerve in the bo'Jy  K to its proper tension ; restores  vim and vitality. Premature decay nnd all sexual  weakness averted at once. Phosphonol will  l-ake you a new man. Price $3 a box, or two for  $5. Mailed to any address. Tho ScoboU Drug  Co., St. Catharines, Out.  Auto  Service  BETWEEN  erritt  y-^ and  Coalmont  The above service will  start in about ten days  time and make regular  trips. Time as to arrival  and departure will be  published later.  Fast, Safe and Sure  GREAT SUCCESS  Over One Hundred  and   Fifty Attended ball in evening  The dance for Victoria day evening was a decided success the  attendance being estimated at one  hundred arid fifty. Great credit  is due the committee for the efficient manner in which they carried out their programme. The  first dance began at half past  eight and the Home Sweet Home  Waltz was heard at three o'clock.  An excellent supper was served  at midnight. The Merritt orchestra Messrs Bullen, Whitten and  Smith furnished the music for  the occasion and introduced many  new airs. Messrs Clapperton,  Thomas, Austin, Ross and Daniell, the committee in charge,  were busy all evening and untiring in their efforts to assure an  enjoyable evening for all present.  Among those present were: BB  Mesdames Kay, Clarke, Wallace, Howes, Bullen, Welfare, G.  Chapman, Boyd, J. Collett, Hudson, Hyndman, Lunan, Trehearne  Palmer, McGoran, Dodd, Myers,  Davis, Busk, McKenzie, Devonshire, Pearce, Boothroyd, Langstaff, Moyce, Hartley, Cumberland, Wright, Lewis and Disdero  (of Kamloops), Hyland, Reid,  Slough, Hyslop, Strickland, Mclntyre, Jackson'and Piper.  Misses McKay, Palmer, McKenzie, I. and?M. Seaton, Priest,  Whitmore, Sherwood. McKeating  Austin, Hyland. Leonard, Pink-  erton, McLaughlin, Donegan,  Loring (2), D. Quinville, Mclnulty, Hudson, Jackson, Thompson, Murray, McGoran (2), Whit-  worth, Stephenson, Battersby,  Clark and Brolin.  WANTED  Fire-insurance"Agents to"':represent  British Fire Insurance Company (Board  Office), one who can secure preferred  business. Reply, "British" care The  Nicola Valley Valley VNews, Merritt,  B. C.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N.J. BARWICK  Nicola ���- fterritt  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets a��d Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the' Yukon Territory, the North-  west=Terfitories=narid=in=a=portion=of  the Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual. rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by. sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease'will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised   publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  can mean but one thing���that  the service it renders its customers makes for permanent  business relations.  with more than 55 years of continuous growth and satisfactory  service, invites  Savings and Business  ^Accounts  CAPITAL     -    -   -  REST   -   - ���-'   -   :  -   -     $4,608,050  -   -   -   5,608,050  Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada.  MERRITT BRANCH  A. H.  B. ROGERS,  - -    MANAGER  ��  We are showing in our windows a few samples of our well  selected stock of Bracelets. We have them plain, engraved, expansion or stone set from $2.00 up. It will pay  you to come and inspect these before buying elsewhere as  we only sell goods that we can guarantee. .-  SIMPSON & CRANNA  ���JEWELERS.  Open Day and Night  "Joe  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  r������������-^  Plumbing ^nd  V..  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP��� Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND  STOVES  We by anyHiing you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  VOGHT STREET  Eetablshed 1817. Head Offce    Montreal  Capital - $16,000,000.00  Reserve and Undivided Profits    [ $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT NICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays and Fridays only.  You can't afford to put on poor shingles. Put on shingles that  will stay put on���a roof that will last a long time. To make a  new roof or remake an old one you need the best.    Our  RED CEDAR SHINGLES  are bought with care from the best mills. We know the price  and the quality will give you satisfaction. Come look at them  and see.    You can have a good roof at small expense.  ^"There's No Place Like Home"  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'Y.  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager. y  UNDERTAKING  ;    AND EMBALMING  i Remains prepared and shipped to  j all parts of the world.  '���"Caskets and Coffins of all sizes  | on hand. "������..���  ' Address left with A. F. Rankine,  druggist, will receive prompt  | attention.  N. J. BARWICK  !        MERRITT and NICOLA.  lVM.HM?  Western Lines        -        West or Revelstoke  Train leaves 13.05 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.15.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation r e s e r v ed  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Britain or from Great Britain  to Canada. If sending  for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sending money.  For rates and sailings apply  to  P. H. PUFFER  Agent - Merrill, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never falls. These  pills are exceedingly powerful In regulating th��  fcneratlve portion of the female system. Refuse  nil cheap imitations. Dr. de Van's are sold at  tti a box, or three (or $10. Mailed to any address. ���  XU�� Hcobell Drug Co., St, Catharine*, Ont.  CALL UP OO  O. K. TRANSFER  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY WORK  Bi ick, Lime, Cement and piaster  Always on Hand.  Furniture and Piano Moviyg.  We have special facilities for this work.  COUTLEE AVENUE ���   -   REAR DIAMOND: VALE STORE  The Merritt Hotel  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  ��� In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  geo. McGruther,; Prop.  Merritt. B. C.  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and   Builders  MERRITT, B. L.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL  WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle any  kind  of  Building  Construction   Work.  erritt Lumber Yard  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES.  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  f^^r  ft Friday, May 31, 1912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  S  Superior  Condition  of Local Lad  Forces Kennedy to Quit in 7th.  Kid Kennedy went down for  the count to Young Smith in Central Hall last Thursday night.  Young Smith's hard punches .and  superior condition earned him the  victory. The result was a disappointment for a large number as  they had expected Kennedy to  show more class; but evidently a  beer diet is no good for a1 ten  round route, even when; the  rounds are only two minutes.  While it lasted however the '��� mil:  ling was fast and furious. Several times Kennedy landed stiff  rights over the kidney that put  the   local lad to the floor,   but  Smith was never in distress at right over heart.    Smith tries to  back into clinch. They were fiddling at the gong. Smith's  round.  Round 2. Exchange of lefts  and rights, all short,, at long  range. Smith drives "high right  to head and blocks right hook in  return. They clinch. . Kennedy  drives right, hard to head and left  to chest. Smith lands light right  ���to jaw and they clinch. Kennedy  drives right to heart and left to  mouth. Smith rushes but misses  lefts and rights to head and goes  to ropes.    Even round.  Round 3. Kennedy lands left  to face. He misses left to body  and drives right over kidneys  dropping his man for the count  of six. Smith came up smiling  and after a brief fiddle blocked  venomous lefts and rights from  his opponent. Smith lands left  to head and Kennedy retaliates  with stiff jolts to head and drives  any stage of the game and when  he drove a flush right to the jaw  in the fifth Kennedy yelled.  In the preliminaries Smith and  Andrews went three rounds to a  draw and Klemola brothers amused they crowd with vicious  hooks, jabs, swings and upper-  cuts for four rounds; the; little  tots were willing. ;  When the main event was called Kennedy and Smith both received ovations from the crowd.  Frank Barnes was referee and  Billy Bewley timekeeper.  .  Round 1. They fiddled. -Smith  sends long right lightly to head  and misses. Kennedy imisses  light left to head. They.fiddle.  Kennedy misses right to body  and Smith counters with left to  mouth. Kennedy blocked a stiff  left to body and. they (clinch.  Break and Smith drives Kennedy  to ropes with lef ts and rights tb  head and body.    Kennedy falls  clinch and Kennedy plants right  oyer kidneys and sends his man  down for six again. Smith came  up smiling and ducked left to  head and gets right over kidneys  again. The visitor landed light  left to head and missed a right  swing that would have sent Smith  to bed for a month by about an  inch.    Kennedy's round. .  Round 4. Smith blocked lefts  and rights to body and they fiddle. Kennedy rushes but is  straightened out with flush left  to jaw.' They clinch and swap  blows without result at short  range. Then Smith hooked right  to jaw, drove left to mouth and  planted right over heart so that  his man grunted. Clinch. Smith  lands light left to head and rips  right to belly.    Smith's round.  Round 5. Smith's high left is  blocked and his opponent came  back with left to head. Smith  ducked and got right swing over  kidneys which floored him. He  came up like a jackinabox after  taking six seconds and drove  right to chest, ripped left to head  and hooked right to jaw. Kennedy rushes and gets head jolted  back with long left and is doubled  back again with right ripped over  heart and gets left crossed to  head and clinches. They clinch  and exchange without harm then  Kennedy drives right to head and  is crossed with left to chin, misses left to head and gets high  drive on 'nose. They clinch.  Smith lands left to head and right  to body and Kennedy throws him  to floor and is warned. Smith's  round.  Round 6. Kennedy misses  right swing to head and goes to  floor for six seconds'. Smith lands  lefts and rights to head and body  tucn jolted with right to chin and  is rushed back to ropes. Kennedy drove two lefts to head and  his opponent rips right to belly  and hooks left to jaw. Smith  drove left to nose and planted  right over heart. Kennedy in  great distress.    Smith's round.  Round 8. Kennedy misses  vicious swing to jaw and gets left  rip to body and right to chest.  Misses right to body and gets  right to jaw and left to nose.  Kennedy rushes and drops for  the count. He wasn't hit but  was all in.    Smith won.  Had Kennedy been more careful in his training there would  have been a whirlwind scrap.  He showed flashes of speed, but  his staying power was absent.  He has a wicked right and a  powerful left, but the body pun  ches were too much for him.  The Place to Dine  The STAR CAFE  VOGHT STREET  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  bf- the next best.  HIGHER  PRICES  According to the authority of  an expert, .Mr.' Preston, editor of  the Produce News of New York,  the worst is yet to come in high  prices. He says:���The next  twelve months will see some new  records in high prices for meat;  eggs and butter. The prices for  potatoes would go to $8 a barrel,  if it were not for Irish and Belgian imports. The cabbage crop  is short, and they, like artichokes  are becoming luxurious.  THE  CITY  _  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  ;   Best of Furnishings.    -       -    Spacious Rooms.  Excellent raccommodationl    -   Well lighted throughout.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Special  attention; to  commercial trade.  Rates $1.50 per day. ^Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN  PROPRIETOR  RAILWAY COMMISSION  Ottawa, Ont., May 28.���The name  of Sir, Charles Hibbert Tupper, K. C.,  is now being mentioned in connection  with the chairmanship of the railway  commission. The vacancy has not yet  been filed nor has the matter come  before the government, since the re-  tnrn of the minister of railways from  Toronto. It is believed that while the  vacant" office has not been offered to  Sir Hibbert Tupper, his name has been  under'consideration.  It is not known whether or not he  would be willing to accept the position  in view of his large professional in  terests in.the west. At the same time  he is regarded as a likely man for the  office, having an exceptionally wide  knowledge of railway law as well as a  close familiarity with the conditions of  railway development in Canada and its  relation to private and municipal  enterprise.  Nicolb Valley  -Dealers in=  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Sunday, June 2, 1912.  =2.30-p. m0-Sunday=School=and  Bible class.  Wednesday   evening    service  7.30 o'clock.  Rev. J. A. Petrie,  Pastor.  NOTICE  =lianufacturers of-=  Strictly High Grade,"Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh  Fish  always  on   hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  Commencing with the month  of My all Coal ordered  throug the 0. K. Transfer  and the Merritt Transfer  must be paid for with order  or on delivery.  Signed  0. K. TRANSFER  Per R. A. SMITH.  MERRITT TRANSFER  Per D. MUNRO.  May 1st, 1912.  Mutual Fire Insurance Company  Founded  under   the  Farmer's  Institute ten years.  Cheapest Rates in B. C.   on all  farm property.  Sound.      Safe.      Reliable.  for rates apply to  R. WHITAKER, Agent.  Lower Nicola.  Stoves $16 a thousand.  Farm Properly   $1 a thousand  "v.  %  We have just received a large shipment of  Ladies, Gent's and Children's Boots and  Shoes in blacks and Tans and will offer for  the coming week 20 per cent, discount on all  lines.    Real Bargains.  Ladies Summer Dresses and Waists at very  low prices. Up-to-date goods. Call and see  them and be convinced.  Men's Summer Shirts, regular $1.50 to $2.50  Sale price this week $1.00 to $1.75.  Fishing Rods, Lines, Hooks, Nets and Tents.  Boys don't buy your fishing outfits till you  look over our line.    We  are there with the  goods.  The " Carhartt  5?  Not   Like  Other  Gloves  Sewed with Wax Thread  & PROOF  No Outseams  To Rip  Good as the  Carhartt  Overell  ���  ���   ���' Patented  Reinforced Where the Wear Comes.    The Service of Two  Pair for the Price of ONE.  AN   ARITY OF PEABODYS  -jrx_��:>  /*\T TT-I  6TGRB  TO BE GIVEN AWAY FREE  ONE   ONLY  TO  A  FAMILY WHILE   THEY LAST  mSPECIAL FOR  .  .    J.   ��N   <">  ./v v��.-.'V r.  WITH   EVERY  PURCHASE OF A SUIT OF  wy  GUARANTEED OVERALLS  ., WE WILL  GIVE  GRATIS AS ABOVE  ONE OF THESE  Sg&���� HANDSOME DOLLS '*>* the little ones  These dolla arc of cloth, indestructible, nml will last for years with tho  hardest sort of piny. They will stand alone if tho feet are properly made.  No child can possibly break one or hurt itself in handlitiK it. Tho finest kind  of a toy. BrinK your children up ri��ht and teach them to piny with Peabody's  dolls when kids and wear Peabody's Overalls when as men they undertake  their moro serious duties in the world.  The Diamond Vale Supply Company  Limited  ���*, 'itrt-A.'if^ti *tciJii�������.T HmStS>5_  tf  / ���  >iy  ��� I  il  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday. May 31,  1912  Knight J.^Garroch,  C. C.  K, OF P.  Nicola Valley  Lodge No. 46,  meets in Reid's  Hail every Wednesday night at 8  7ip. m. All visiting  brethren  are coi'r  -_ dially invited to  attend.  Knight R. Hebron  K. R- S.  0.   F.  Court Nicola No.  8931 meets the 2nd  and 4th Thursdays  in each month in  the Board of Trade  Rtom. Barwick  Block, Nicola, B.  C. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.._ . .  Geo. L. Murray C. R.  H.JH. Matthews,-Sec.  A.F.&A  Nicola Lodge  No. 53 meets in  R eid's H.all  th e" second  Tuesdayof each  month at 8 p.  m. Sojourning brothers cordially invited.  S. J. Solomon;.'"' ".: .Fred S. Gay  W. ;'M.   . Secretary.  H. R. H. Ctiristie.-6.Sc.. 6.C.L.S.  P. J. Dawson, B.Sc, D.L.S., B.C.L.S  Christie &7 Dawson  Civil Engineers  Dominion and British Columbia  Land Surveyors.  KAMLOOPS, B.C.  Branch       .-���,.''   Ashcroft, B. C.  enough in its own sphere without encroaching on that of judges and police."  GAME  ACT  Changes made in the game law  recently prohibit the trapping of  bear during the-months of May,  June and July and anyone found  with trapsin his possession during that time is liable to a fine or  imprisonment. This came to our  notice this week, when an Indian  was in danger of losing his liberty. The game warden would  have prosecuted him, but as soon  as he learned of the existence of  such a law he returned his traps  and never used them. ��� The new  law is not generally known and  we believe that the government  should take some steps to inform  Indians of any such changes. It  is impossible for them to know  the law unles directly informed,  either through the agency of  their chiefs or the provincial  police.  J. A: MAUGHAN  y Solicitor, Etc.  Office Opposite Armstrong'��� Store  Quilchena Avenue. Merritt  M. L. (iMMIiETT, LL.B.  Barrister and Solicitor  Notary Public  Solicitor for the-Bank of Montreal  THE NICOLA VALLEY^NEWS  PUBLISHED" EVERY FRIDAY  Subscription $2.00 a year  .'.Six-.months.-$1.00  j. w. ELLIS      -  in   advance  Manager  One dollar per inch .per month fer regular advertising. Land "and "water-notices .$7.00 for 60  days.    $5.00 for 30 days.  Classified advertising 10 words for 25' cents  extra words 2 cents.  Special rates "furnished for large contract ad  vertising.   :       ������_>�����  Address  THE NICOLA VALLEY lUEWS  P.O. Box 20     "  - Merritt. BC.  Phone 25.  <MIoH*��aiEE>  -��si2-y :  DUFF-GORDON  In? regard to the recent newspaper publicity given to the <,Tit-  anic wreck and the somewhat  doubtful statements made concerning-the trial the News-Advertiser says:  "Is trial byjury to be abolish-  ed and its place to be usurped by  trial by- newspaper?   Some  recent events   in   the   journalistic  world.on this side of tr^e_^t]an'tic  woulgl point to  this .conclusion.  Mr. Ismay's trial and 'conviction  by the American press, is in  everybody's memory.    Hardly had  he landed in New York. and before fte-'hsd an opportunity of uttering a word in his own defence  he was tried and condemned for  having dared to   save   his   life  when all the demands of honour  had been satisfied.    Now  comes  the turn of Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon.    Before any court of justice has given judgement or sifted evidence the newspapers have  condemned him and branded him  as a coward unfit to associate  with honorable men.    Nearer to  home the same journalistic tendency has been  observed.    Men,  innocent in the  eyes  of  British  law���which presumes every man  absolutely   innocent   until   the  weight of evidence shows him to  be guilty���are placed  on   trial,  their antecedents good or  bad  are dragged  before   the public  and their private affairs sifted  without any  of the  safeguards  that the law allows.    If this tendency continues to increase  among newspapers and receives  no  check, trial by jury will lose its  meaning.    The press has powers  THE BANK OF MONTREAL  In the  half-yearly  statement  of the Bank of Montreal, which  covers the"period  from November 1 to April 30,   is  reflected a  condition of things which  is not  only gratifying to  shareholders  and officers of the bank, but.to  the whole Canadian nation, says  the   Montreal   Witness.       This  bank is so intimately related to  almost every kind of  trade and  industry throughout the country  that its prosperity serves' to reflect general  conditions,  and its  figures are such as the Canadian  business world will accept as a  fair barometer of  business  expansion throughout  the Dominion..   The Bank  of Montreal is  also a powerful agent  for Canada abroad, both in England and  the United States. Its reputation  in the   foreign  financial   world  has done much to further Canadian interests, and to direct attention to the importance of our  financial relations to  the world  generally.    The   record   of   the  past six months is unprecedented.. A comparison   with  figures  for the   corresppnding   period a  year ago shows" that  net profits  tp April 30 last"total  $1,236,339  as  compared, with $822,945,  an  increase of over thirty per cent;  A feature of the report is .'. the  high figure which   assets   have  attained," amounting   to ��� $240,-  222,955.   of   this   amount   over  $115,157,000   represent   current  loans and discounts.      ���'..:,  Deposits not betring and bearing interest aggregate slightly  linder $193,000,000 and together  with notes in "circulation.to the  amount of $14,018,820 constitute  the liabilities to the public of a  total of $106,989,429. Against  demands that may arise in connection with these liabilities  there are held in Dominion Gov.;  ernment notes, convertible into,  gold, and in" securities that may  be immediately realized upon  $120,667,610. During the half  year the sum of $815,737 was received by the bank as premiums  on new stock issue over and above  the liability incurred by that issue. This with the profit-of the  year and-$l7885/185^tahTiing fo  the credit, of profit and loss left  slightly over $3,900,000 for the  bank to deal with.  y K. P. OFFICERS 777.77''  On-Wednesday ��� evening there  was a large attendance.-.,of.. the  members at the ..Knights,.of  Pythias' semiannual meeting  when the following officers were  elected:  Knight E. Jones,    C. C.  "     W. Johnson'   V.C.  "     T. Clarke,    Prelate.  "     D.Brown,    M. of W.'  "     W. Cranna,    K of R&S  "     J. Garrock, M. of F.  "     J. Mclnney,    M. at A.  "     J. Dunn,    I. G.  " J. Simpson, O. G.  The report showed the lodge  to be in a flourishing state.  There has been a steady increase  in membership, and there is  every indication that this lodge  will rank high among the fraternal orders of the province.  BE A BOOSTER  Do you know th:re's  lots  o'  people  Settin' round in  every town,  Growlin' like a broody chicken,  Knockin'    every   good   thing  down ?  Don't you be that kind o' cattle,  'Cause  they  ain't no use  on  earth,  You just be a booster rooster,  Crow and boost   for all your  worth.  If   your   town   needs   boostin',  boost 'er.  Don't hold back and wait to  see.  If some other fellow's willin'���  Sail right   in,   this   country's  free.  No one's got a mortgage on it,  It's just yours as much as his,  If your town is shy on boosters  ; You get in the boostin' biz,  If things just don't seem to suit  you  And the world seems kinder  wrong,  What's the matter with a-boostin'  Just to help the thing along?  'Cause   if   things   should    stop  again'  ; We'd be in a sorry plight;  You just keep that horn ablowin'  Boost'er up with all your might.  If you know some feller's failn's,  Just forget   'em,   'cause you  know  That same feller's got some good  points,  Them's tne ones you want to  show.  '"'Cast your loaves   out   on   the  !    waters,  They'll come back" 's a saying  true,  Mebbe,   too,  they'll come back  "butterd"  When some feller boosts for  you.  o .     .  GET AFTER THE FLY  ! In Canada and the United  States ' 'Swat the Fly" is becoming a rallying cry. In some  places in the United States, a  '.Fly Day" has been fixed, when  eyery household with a suitable  weapon declares death to the  disease germ carrying fly. In  Hamilton,. Ontorio, the Health  officer has instituted a campaign,  and the Mayor suggests that the  Boy Scouts ought to engage in  this warfare. Of course it is  discouraging after you have  '-swated" for half an hour and  sit down to rest, to find that the  wretches are as thick as before.  But console yourself with the  thought that a scientist has figured out, that for every fly killed  now, there will be'millions less  next August. Some person, who  i$ familiar with the habits and  manners of flies, states that a  house-fly multiplies 120 times  eyery two weeks, and the 120  continues to multiply in. the  same ratio. The siatstics should  stimulate the "swatters" tb-ex-  ertion.'.'. The Washington Board  of Health says '.'Swat the fly  early, for one female fly, making her appearance as late as  April 10th, may be", the ancestress of nine generotions, totalling 7,600,000 descendants. To  entertain all these would em-  barassIthe,most_Jhospitable_fanv  ily." Dr. Hastings, health of-,  fleer for Toronto* has issued a  pamphlet' on the necessity of  suppressing the house-fly, and  suggesting that bounties be offered to children for killing flies  during May and June.  NEWS   ADS   GET   RESL'LTS  Electric Restorer for Men  Phosohonol restores every nerve in thebojy  K ^" its proper tension; restores  vim and vitality. Premature decay and all sexual  weakness avortcd at once. Phosphonol will  )~ake you a new man. Price $3 a box. or two for  $5. Mailed to any address. Tho Scoboll Drug  Co., St. Catharines, Out.  J  Auto  Service  BETWEEN  erritt  and  Coalmont  The above service will  start in about ten days  time and make regular  trips. Time as to arrival  and departure will be  published later.  Fast, Safe and Sure  DANCE WAS A  GREAT SUCCESS  Over One Hundred  and  Fifty Attended ball in evening  The dance for Victoria day evening was a decided success the  attendance being estimated at one  hundred and fifty. Great credit  is due the committee for the efficient manner in which they carried out their programme. The  first dance began at half past  eight and the Home Sweet Home  Waltz was heard at three o'clock.  An excellent supper was served  at midnight. The Merritt orchestra Messrs Bullen, Whitten and  Smith furnished the music for  the occasion and introduced many  new airs. Messrs Clapperton,  Thomas, Austin, Ross and Daniell, the committee in charge,  were busy all evening and untiring in their efforts to assure an  enjoyable evening for all present.  Among those present were: ||  Mesdames Kay, Clarke, Wallace, Howes, Bullen, Welfare, G.  Chapman, Boyd, J. Collett, Hudson, Hyndman, Lunan, Trehearne  Palmer, McGoran, Dodd, Myers,  Davis, Busk, McKenzie, Devonshire, Pearce, Boothroyd, Langstaff, Moyce, Hartley, Cumberland, Wright, Lewis and Disdero  (of Kamloops), Hyland, Reid,  Slough, Hyslop, Strickland, Mclntyre, Jacksorfand Piper.  Misses. McKay, Palmer, McKenzie, I. and!M. Seaton, Priest,  Whitmore, Sherwood. McKeating  Austin, Hyland. Leonard, Pink-  erton, McLaughlin, Donegan,  Loring (2), D. Quinville, Mclnulty, Hudson, Jackson, Thompson, Murray, McGoran (2), Whit-  worth, Stephenson, Battersby,  Clark and Brolin.  THE CONTINUOUS  can mean but one thing���that  the service it renders its customers makes for permanent  business relations.  with more than 55 years of continuous growth and satisfactory  service, invites  Savings and Business  Accounts  CAPITAL $4,608,050  REST   -   -   - ��� -    :   -   -   -   5,608,050  Incorporated 1855.  100 Branches in Canada.  MERRITT BRANCH  A. H. S. ROGERS,    - -    MANAGER  We are showing in our windows a few samples of   our' well  selected  stock   of  Bracelets.    We   have   them  plain,   en  graved, expansion or stone set from $2.00 up. It will pay  you to come and inspect these before buying elsewhere aa  we only sell goods that we can guarantee.  SIMPSON & CRANNA  .JEWELERS.  f  Q  r  Open Day and Night  Joe  Restaurant  Quilchena Ave.  Our excellent cuisine satisfies  our customers.  Prices���the most reasonable  in town.  WANTED  Fire-insurance"Agents to"!'represent  British Fire Insurance Company (Board  Office), one who can secure preferred  business. Reply, "British" care The  Nicola Valley Valley VNews, Merritt,  B. C.  Harness and  Saddlery  Harness, Robes, Blankets,  Trunks, Valises, etc. always  in stock.  Poultry and Stock Foods.  Best of satisfaction in all  departments. Prices are  right.  N. J. BARWICK  Nicola ��� herritt  Establshed 1817. Head Of fee    Montreal  Capital ....        $16,000,000.00  Reserve and Undivided Profits    [ $16,855,185.36  Savings Bank Department  (Interest allowed at current rates.)  A   GENERAL   BANKING BUSINESS   TRANSACTED  BRANCHES IN NICOLA VALLEY  MERRITT NICOLA  A. W. STRICKLAND, Manager.  Nicola Agency open on Tuesdays and Fridays only.  r��� ��� ^  | Plumbing ^nd  Steamf itting  FIRST CLASS TIN-  SHOP-- Repairing of  all kinds done.  SECOND HAND FURNITURE AND  STOVES  We by anything you  wish to sell and sell  anything you wish  to buy.  Kennedy &  Cunningham  UNDERTAKER  AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR  Caskets a��d Coffins always on hand at  reasonable prices.  B. PRIEST, Granit Ave. Merritt  Synopsis of Coal Mining  Regulations.  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the' Yukon Territory, the North-  welst=Temtorielfnand=in=a=portion=or  the Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-one  years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be  leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchant  able output of the mine at the rate of  five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such  returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  ���The lease'will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa,  or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of rhe Interior.  N.B.���Unauthorised   publication   of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  V..  VOGHT STREET  Shingles  You can't afford to put on poor shingles. Put on shingles that  will stay put on���a roof that will last a long time. To make a  new roof or remake an old one you need the best.    Our  RED CEDAR SHINGLES  are bought with care from the best mills. We know the price  and the quality will give you satisfaction. Come look at them  and see.    You can have a good roof at small expense.  ^."There's No Place Like Home"  VANCOUVER   LUMBER   CO'Y.  MERRITT, B. C.  J. E. WALKER, Manager.  J  \~.  UNDERTAKING  AND EMBALMING  Remains prepared and shipped to  all parts of the world.  Caskets and Coffins of all sizes  j on hand.  | Address left with A. F. Rankine,  j    druggist, will receive prompt  attention.  !      N. J. BARWICK  '        MERRITT and NICOLA.  CANADIAN  _  Western Lines  West of Revelstoke  Train leaves 13.05 daily for  all points East and West.  Returning, leaves 18.15.  Tickets on sale to all points  Canada and United States.  Accommodation reserved  and complete passage booked to any part of Great Britain or from Great Britain  to Canada. If sending  for your friends purchase  your ticket here and avoid  the risk of sending money.  For rates and sailings apply  to  P. H. PUFFER  Agent - MerrStl, B. C.  Or write to  H. W. BRODIE  General  Passenger  Agent  Vancouver, B.C.  CALL UP OO  O. K. TRANSFER  FOR LIVERY, EXPRESS & DRAY WORK  Bi ick, Lime, Cement ���<* Planter  Always on Hand.  Furniture and Piano Moviyg  ,.  We have special facilities for this work.  COUTLEE AVENUE       -       -        REAR DIAMOND VALE  STORE  The Merritt Hotel  Under new management and many improved facilities.  More accommodation and of the best.  ��� In every department we aim to please, and we generally succeed.  COMMERCIAL TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Best of Wines and Liquors Always in Stock.  GEO. McGRUTHER,v Prop.  Merritt. B. C  FOWLER & LARSON  Contractors   and    Builders  MERRITT, B. L.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED.  ALL  WORK   GUARANTEED   FIRST-CLASS.  With many years of practical experience, we are prepared  to   handle  any  kind  of  Building  Construction   Work:  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator; never fails.  These  pills are exceedingly powerful In regulating tna I  Kcnerativc portion of the female system.   Refuse  all cheap imitations.   Dr. de Tan's are sold at  *5 a box, or three lor *10.   Mailed to any address. ;  The Boobell Drug Co., St. Cutli��rinei, Ont,  erritt Lumber Yard  ANDREW McGORAN. Proprietor  Two car loads of Cedar Fence Posts  and Pickets.  SPECIALLY LOW PRICES,  Lumber Yard and Offices:  Voght Street, near C. P. R. Station, Merritt.  J  fr  ...,->m  ���&i\��!x *f_^_ff_rf!P_E_��3^S5&-j^?W^^^T^T^ V^pP-���  w_S_5_fp*i!5"e��a''6iJ3--^^i^^ -*���'���"'   *���"*��� ���'���-'"'''  ":"--'-"'--���:���    *        :  iJLAi.I��   _v_J  Friday, May 31, L912.  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  I  P  m  m  It.  1%  Superior  Condition  of Local Lad  Forces Kennedy to Quit in 7th.  Kid Kennedy went down for  the count to Young Smith in Central Hall last Thursday night.  Young Smith's hard punchesand  superior condition earned him the  victory. The result was a disappointment for a large number as  they had expected Kennedy to  show more class; but evidently a  beer diet is no-good for al ten  round route, even when'; the  rounds are only two minutes.  While it lasted however the: mil:  ling was''fast and furi6us. Several times Kennedy landed stiff  rights over the kidney that put  the   local lad to the floor,    but  back into clinch. Th^y were fiddling at the gong. Smith's  round.  Round 2. Exchange of lefts  and rights, all short, at long  range. Smith drives "high right  to head and blocks right hook in  return. "They clinch. . Kennedy  drives right, hard to head and left  to chest. Smrth lands light right  ,to/jaw and they clinch. Kennedy  drivesiright to heart and left to  mouth. Smith rushes but misses  lefts and rights to head and goes  to ropes.    Even round.  Round 3. Kennedy lands left  to face. He misses left to body  and drives right over kidneys  dropping his man for the count  of six. Smith came up smiling  and after a brief fiddle blocked  venomous lefts and rights from  his opponent. Smith lands left  to head and Kennedy retaliates  with stiff jolts to head and drives  Smith was never in distress at right over heart.    Smith tries to  clinch and Kennedy plants right  oyer kidneys and sends his man  down for six again. Smith came  up smiling and ducked left to  head and gets right over kidneys  again. The visitor landed light  left to head and missed a right  swing that would have sent Smith  to bed for a month by about an  inch.    Kennedy's round. .  Round 4. Smith blocked lefts  and right3 to body and they fiddle. Kennedy rushes but is  straightened out with flush left  to jaw. "They clinch and swap  blows without result at short  range. Then Smith hooked right  to jaw, drove left to mouth and  planted right over heart so that  his man grunted. Clinch. Smith  lands light left to head and rips  right to belly.    Smith's round.  Round 5. Smith's high left is  blocked and his opponent came  back with left to head. Smith  ducked and got right swing over  any stage of the game and when  he drove a flush right to the jaw  in the fifth Kennedy yelled.  In the preliminaries Smith and  Andrews went three rounds to a  draw and Klemola brothers amused the crowd with vicious  hooks, jabs, swings and upper-  cuts for four rounds; the! little  tots were willing. y  When the main event was called Kennedy and Smith both received ovations from the crowd.  Frank Barnes was referee and  Billy Bewley timekeeper. ;  Round 1. They fiddled. (Smith  sends long right lightly to head  and misses. Kennedy imisses  light left to head. They: fiddle.  Kennedy misses right to body  and Smith counters with 'left to  mouth. Kennedy blocked a stiff  left to body and they iclinch.  Break and Smith drives Kennedy  to ropes with lef ts and rights to  head and body.    Kennedy falls  The Place to Dine  The STAR CAFE  VOGHT STREET  EXCELLENT CUISINE  Wines and Liquors.  Not only the best, but a long way ahead  bf the next best.  kidneys which floored him. He  came up like a jackinabox after  taking six seconds and drove  right to chest, ripped left to head  and hooked right to jaw. Kennedy rushes and gets head jolted  back with long left and is doubled  back again with right ripped over  heart and gets left crossed to  head and clinches. They clinch  and exchange without harm then  Kennedy drives right to head and  is crossed with left to chin, misses lef t to head and gets high  drive on nose. They clinch.  Smith lands left to head and right  to body and Kennedy throws him  to floor and is warned. Smith's  round.  Round 6. Kennedy misses  right swing to head and goes to  floor for six seconds". Smith lands  lefts and rights to head and body  t__cn jolted with right to chin and  is rushed back to ropes. Kennedy drove two lefts to head and  his opponent rips right to belly  and hooks left to jaw. Smith  drove left to nose and planted  right over heart. Kennedy in  great distress.    Smith's round.  Round 8. Kennedy misses  vicious swing to jaw and gets left  rip to body and right to chest.  Misses right to body and gets  right to jaw and left to nose.  Kennedy rushes and drops for  the count. He wasn't hit but  was all in.    Smith won.  Had Kennedy been more careful in his training there would  have been a whirlwind scrap.  He showed flashes of speed, but  his staying power was absent.  He has a wicked right and a  powerful left, but the body punches were too much for him.  HIGHER   PRICES  According to the authority of  an expert, Mr.' Preston, editor of  the Produce News of New York,  the worst is yet to come in high  prices. He says:���The next  twelve months will see some new  records in high prices for meat;  eggs and butter. The prices for  potatoes would go to $8 a barrel,  if it were not for Irish and Belgian imports. The cabbage crop  is short, and they, like artichokes  are becoming luxurious.  THE  CITY  HOTEL,  QUILCHENA AVENUE  Newly established throughout.  Best of Furnishings, z  -       -    Spacious Rooms.  Excellent ^accommodation;    -   Well lighted throughout.  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  =Special=attentibn7^^  Rates $1.50 per day. -Special Rates by the month  ANDREW HOGGAN,  PROPRIETOR  RAILWAY COMMISSION  Ottawa, Ont., May 28.���The name  of Sir, Charles Hibbert Tupper, K. C.,  is now being mentioned in connection  with the chairmanship of the railway  commission. The vacancy has not yet  been filed nor has the matter come  before the government, since the re-  tnrn of the minister of; railways from  Toronto. It is believed that while the  vacant"office has not been offered to  Sir Hibbert Tupper, his name has been  under'corisideration.  It is, not known whether or not he  would be willing to accept the position  in view of his large professional in  terests in the west. At the same time  he is regarded as a likely man for the  office, having an exceptionally wide  knowledge of railway law as well as a  close familiarity with the conditions of  railway development in Canada and its  relation to private and municipal  enterprise.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  _Sunday.__June,2.,I9I2.  Nicolb Valley  ^Dealers in=  2.30 p.m., Sunday School and  Bible class.  Wednesday   evening    service  7.30 o'clock.  Rev. J. A.. Petrie,  Pastor.  NOTICE  Prime Beef, Mutton Lamb  Veal and Pork.  Poultry, Ham and Bacon.  ^Manufacturers of-  Strictly High Grade. Delicious  SAUSAGES  Fresh  Fish  always  on   hand.       Orders receive prompt  attention.    Cattle bought and sold by the carload.  I. Eastwood  Manager  Commencing with the month  of M y all Coal ordered  throug the O. K. Transfer  and the Merritt Transfer  must be paid for with order  or on delivery.  Signed  0. K. TRANSFER  Per R. A. SMITH.  MERRITT TRANSFER  Per D. MUNRO.  May 1st, 1912.  Mutual Fire Insurance Company  Founded  under   the   Farmer's  Institute ten years.  Cheapest Rates in B. C.   on all  farm property.  Sound.      Safe.      Reliable.  for rates apply to  R. WHITAKER, Agent.  Lower Nicola.  Stores $16 a thousand.  Farm Properly   $1 a thousand  We have just received a large shipment of  Ladies, Gent's and Children's Boots and  Shoes in blacks and Tans and will offer for  the coming week 20 per cent, discount on all  lines.    Real Bargains.  Ladies Summer Dresses and Waists at very  low prices. Up-to-date goods. Call and see  them and be convinced.  Men's Summer Shirts, regular $1.50 to $2.50  Sale price this week $1.00 to $1.75.  Fishing Rods, Lines, Hooks, Nets and Tents.  Boys don't buy your fishing outfits till you  look over our line.    We  are there with the  goods.  The "Carhartt"  Not   Like  Other  Gloves  Sewed with Wax Thread  Sr PROOF  No Outseams  To Rip  Good as the  Carhartt  Overall  Patented  Reinforced Where the Wear Conies.    The Service of Two  Pair for the Price of ONE.  &TSJ  Tt:   TVI^2L^^T____V^DJCL  HA6   XN\rAD&JD    OJJ��L   STORE  TO BE GIVEN AWAY FREE  ONE   ONLY  TO  A  FAMILY WHILE   THEY LAST  SPECIAL FOR  WITH   EVERY   PURCHASE OF A SUIT OF  ~ r.-.. -,*��  ,-n r\ r. 0. ^ r.  ^%tZ?WE WILL  ^^^GUARANTEED OVERALLS  GIVE GRATIS AS ABOVE  l^WAyrWE WILL   GIVE  GRATIS AS ABOVE  ONE OF THESE  fiffigfe HANDSOME DOLLS ��* the little ones  Thoso tlolhi arts of cloth. Indestructible, and will last for yenrn with 1  hardest sort of play. They will hUiiuI iilono If tho feet are, properly mi"  No child can possibly break one or hurt itself in handlinir it. Tho finest 1 i:  of a toy. BrinK your children up rut hi and teach them to play with l'eabod-.  dolls when kids and wear Peabody's Overalls when as men they underia  their moro serious duties in tho world. '  The Diamond Vale Supply  Limited  -:y^:-  1    i fli'ii" iin'riih     mill  & THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS  Friday, May.31, 1912  Blood Purifiers.    Sasparilla.    Blood  Bitters.    Saline Salts.    Sulphur and  Gream   Tartar   Lozenges.     Spring  Tonics.  Orange Quinine Wine.  a; f; rankine  Druggists.  MERRITT, B. C.  LOCAL AND DISTRICT  Miss Hamilton of Coalmont  visiting friends in the city.  is  Joe Bernard was in town on  business during- the week.  R.  Z.   Chandler has been  in  town for the past few days.  R. J. McGregor has been busy  on painting contracts lately.  Chief Chilliheetsa^was in town  to see his horses run last Friday.  Mrs. Liversedge went to the  coast yesterday to join her husband.  Robert Clark of Nicola was in  town on business during the  week.  Mrs. Wright of Moyie, is visiting her sister Mrs. Bullen at Middlesboro.  Jim Harnden has taken the  position as Sawyer for J.A. Menzies. He will saw timber up the  Coldwater.  R. S. Brown has resigned the  stewardship of . the Commercial  Club and has been succeeded by  Andrew Kay.  Miss Doris McGoran has res-  ignedher position at the telephone  office and has been succeeded by  Miss Masuret.  C. E. Smith is on the high road  to a complete recovery.:  Mrs. E. Stirling went down  Lytton this week.  to  Joseph   Guichon   Jr.  through the city today.  passed  H. W. Sutcliffe was  in   town  from Coutlee today.  Ernest Whitten left today for  Kamloops where he has accepted  a position with the Kamloops  band.  The city council will ? let the  contracts for the sidewalks next  week. The lumber is already  being placed on the grounds.  . Mrs. and Miss Loring of Lytton were in town last week.  D.   Dodding was in town:  business during the week.   ���:  on  R. G. S. Anthony was in the  city on business during the week.  Mrs. H. C.Meeker was in town  last week and registered at the  Victoria Rooms"  Blair Reid went down to Spence's Bridge yesterday ;to meet  his wife who will arrive there  from New York today.  J. E. Shearer, manager of the  co-operative society returned  from a month's vacation-in Vancouver on Wednesday's train.  A special meeting of the fire  department is called for next  Tuesday evening at eight: a'clock  in the board of trade rooms.  COALMONT STAGE  During the week the regular  service to Coalmont was inaugurated by a Rusoel 50 with a  Silent Knight engine. It has  been driven by Charles Howse  and so far has made excellent  time, leaving here at ten in the  morning it makes the round trip  by six in the evening- This time  includes all stops on the road.  Already a good passenger traffie  is developing and the fact that  persons leaving Princeton in the  early morning may be landed in  Vancouver at midnight by taking this service assures the success of the enterprise.  Joseph Collett went down to  Victoria on business during the  week.'  Joe McCrum, of Kamloops,  was in town for the Victoria Day  celebration and was kept busy  renewing acquaintanceships.  Mr. and Mrs. George Riches  and family leave for Victoria  where they will make their new  home next Monday.  . F. Slough, S. Mearon, F. Barnes and G. Armstrong were  driven out to Coalmont on the  new stage car last Sunday.  W. N, Rolfe and .Tpm Hunter  of Nicola, visited Princeton last  week.  J. W. Ellis and D. A. Costigan  returned from the coast on Wednesday evening.  Mrs.   Gordon,   sister   of Mrs.  Gissing, who spent some time as  her guest at Middlesboro, left on  Wednesday    to   return   to   her  home.  H. C. Meeker is back at Canford mills after a business trip  to Spokane and Seattle.    ..  J. E. Walker returned from a  visit to Vancouver during the  early part of the week. -  F. A. Reid  soft collar,  & Co., advise the  Messrs Grimmett, Armstrong,  Strickland and ��� G. W. Grimmett  went down to Canford Mills yesterday. They expressed their  pleasure at the uptodateness of  the equipment and the excellence  of the product, y  - '  Mrs. Albert Jones has been  confined to her home for the past  few days on account of a severe  attack of rheumatism.  Charles Loewen, of Loewen  and Humble, owners of the Marquette property on Ten Mile  creek is spending the day ��� at the  ranch with Major E. C. Conant.  C. P..R. CHANGES  Next week "there   will   be   a  change    in    the   train   service  Northbound will leave this city  atl2.40p. m.    Southbound it will  arrive here from Spence's bridge  at 6.25 p. m.    This will involve  an earlier closing of the mails for  the east and the coast,  o P. Puffer, local agent expects  to leave shortly to take up the  agency for the company at Bar-  nett,  B. C.^   The station will be  put up for bids by the company  and it is expected that the name  of the new agent will be made  known   shortly.      Local   people  will regret to hear of Mr., Puffer's  departure.  ARE YOU COOL ?  Made only from the purest cream and nicely served at  parlors on Voght St., is justthe thing this weather.  Buy her a box of our candy.    She's sure to ;  like it because"1ts the best.  SCHOOL CHILDREN'S HEADQUARTERS.  our  M. McKIBBEN  Voght Street Opposite School  A. W. McVittie, the well known  surveyor, returned from Tulameen, yesterday afternoon. He  is enthusiastic on the possibilities of that section from aminer-  alogical and agricultural standpoints  The Nicola Valley Meat Market is receiving a new coat of  paint this week;  Miss Esther Leonard has joined  the nursing staff at "the hospital  as a probationer.  Miss Delia Quinville, of Mammette Lake, was in the city last  week with her brother Albert.  James Netherton and Joseph  Collett drove out to the latter's  ranch at the Canyon House last  Saturday and returned on Sunday  afternoon.  Harry Anderson had his foot  broken on Wednesday evening.  He was starting the "engine in  the Sunshine Theatre when it  backfired. He had put his foot  on the flywheel to turn it and  was caught in the backfire.  Simpson & Cranna have received a large shipment of silverware, plated" and sterling. _; They  have among the various articles  some handsome solid silver souvenir spoons and some excellent  chinaware.  JUST ARRIVED!  Nice Assortment of Tobaccos and Cigars  RUNSWBCK Pool  VOGHT ST.  OPPOSITE THE MERRITT  SUNSHINE ^THEATER, . 1V1E.K.1V111  CHAS* J. VANHEAR, Proprietor.  NOTICE  Next Monday being the Birthr  day of His Majesty King George  V the banks will be closed.  COUNTY  COURT  In the case .of Armstrong vs.  Greig, His Honour has ordered  that judgment go tojthe plaintiff  owing to the failure^tdefehaant  to take steps to enter'defence.  Proceedings were stayed at^Nic-'  ola to give the defendant time to  file a .defence. Judgment is  for the plaintiff in the sum of  $60.00 and costs. . >  THE FINEST HOSTELRY IN THE UPPER  COUNTRY-JUST OPENED.  LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED WITH BEST  CUISINE AND ACCOMMODATION.  FINEST BRANDS OF WINES AND LIQUORS  NLfMclNTYRE, Prop.  MERRITT, B.C.  Misses Helen Hyland and Stella  Munro went out to Aspen Grove  with Dan Munro last Sunday, returning here in the afternoon of  the same day.  Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Fraser will  shortly, take up their residence  in the Diamond Vale townsite.  G. W.- Grimmett, of Vancouver  is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. M.  L. Grimmett for a few weeks.  He is well known as an optician  in Vancouver.  Messrs. G. I. Wilson and W.  L. Nicol, of Vancouver, president and vice-president respectively of the Inland Coal and  Coke Company, were in the city  for the week-end and inspected  their property, expressing themselves as highly pleased with the  results so far attained.  The evening performance at  the Sunshine Theatre will in the  future commence at eight o' clock  the doors^opening* at1--half-past  seven. The management ^have  secured-.th��. films of the Shakespearean masterpiece Romea and  Juliet for next; Sunday evening.  They are the best films ever  shown here so- far and should attract large crowds.  i*V' i  The   o-  Sid Morgan and Bert Fraser  have gone to work in J. A. Menzies' sawmill up the Coldwater.  A. N. B. Rogers went down to  Coalmont early this week and  will return  tomorrow  forenoon.  Captain Leader and Mrs. and  Miss Leader, of Nicola, and Mrs.  William Pooley, were among  those who came down from Nicola to attend the races last Friday afternoon.  Mayor Reid returned from Nanaimo last Sunday evening. He  attended the convention of  Knights of Pythias while there  and afterwards visited his brother in Victoria. He states that  the convention was highly successful and that the visiting delegates were royally entertained.  Mrs. Frank Slough was hostess  to the Presbyterian Ladies Aid  last Wednesday afternoon, Mrs.  Tate and Mrs. Rankine being the  guests of honour.    The former  will leave with her husbandfor  Penticton shortly and the latter  for   Halifax^   Both   have   been  zealous workers in the Aid and  have attained deserving popularity.     Their; departure   will   be  greatly regretted.  Rev. G. Murray, Mrs. and Miss  Murray came down from Nicola  on a visit yesterday afternoon.  Harry Rogers, acting as a special constable, took three city  prisoners to Kamloops yesterday  afternoon.  Messrs. Betterton and Seymour  ^"VictTriaT^p^id^a^visit^to^the  latter's ranch at Aspen Grove  last week and returned to the  coast on Wednesday.  Mr. Seymour, engineer in  charge of the Kettle Valley survey party at the head of the Co-.  quahalla, was struck on the head  Mrs. Joseph Collett entertained  about thirty friends at a progres  Gaorga L. F,rj. ser, m'anagerifof  the ColumbiaCoaVand CoUecoffi-  pany/arrived here today at noon  from,.Coalmont with his sister.-  Travellingby auto'stage theydefv  the coal town at 9.30 a.*m. He  proceeded to Vancouver and-will  return nextjye.ek.   o ���  The Premier and Sir Hibbert  Tupper were among the passengers on the Empress of Jreltnd  leaving Liverpool last Friday. -?" -   o  A rumor is current at Ottawa  that SirLomer Gouin will .go into federal politics and that Ithe  former postmaster-general will  take the leadership in Q'uebec.  . o   McBRIDE IN THE EAST  Ottawa, May 25���Premier McBride of British Columbia arrived  here early this morning after a  short trip to England, where several important provincial matters  engaged his attention. One of  these was the necessity for the  erection of a building in a prom  Metropolitan  MEAT MARKET  NICOLA, B.C.  ".hoicest of Beef, mutton, etc., always on hand  ��� -y.Fresh Fish,  Eggs and Vegetables.  f fi  &7  t. HESLOP, Prop.  ��#.  Wv  Sf/,-'S  _���*.,���  Messrs Southern B.  Merritt, B. C..;   May 31st 1912  C. Lands & Mines. Ltd.  ���    AgentsYdioRoyal and Law Union &  Companies, Merritt, B. C.  Dear Sirs:���  Rock   Insurance  Re Total Loss Policies No 192950 Royal and  No 1599703 Law Union and Rock.  I beg to thank you as agents for the above mentioned companies for the prompt settlement in full of all my.  claims.    V   It certainly  pays the public" to insure their  buildings in good reliable Board companies.  whist party this week  in hnent place in london, for British  A three legged chicken was  hatched out at Mrs, W. Jones'  poultry ranch on Sunday. This  is the first freak chicken cf the  year.  The Merritt boys are organizing  a baseball team which will be called the Mohawk Junior Boys  Baseball Club., They have already collected quite a large sum.  by a limb of a falling tree last  Sunday and sustained a gash  about four inches long in which  fourteen stitches were put by  Dr. Williams. He had to ride  and drive forty-two miles before  he received medical attention.  Had he been struck straight on  his skull would undoubtedly have  been fractured."  sive .  honour of Mr. and Mrs. George  Riches and Mr. and Mrs. J. Pal-  mer.^A most enjoyable evening  F. A. Reid & Co., have a good  range and some very tasty patterns to choose from in shirts.  The destruction of the house fly is a public duty.  Almost every American State Board of Health is carrying  on a crusade against him.  His filthy origin and habits, and the fact that his body  is generally laden with disease-producing germs, makes him-  one of the: greatest enemies of the human race.  If the housekeepers of Canada will use  persistently, this peril would be tremendously reduced  William Mclntyre returned to  the city from a tour of the British Isles last Saturday evening.  Mrs. Mclntyre and his daughter  went on to Vancouver,   where  Mr. Mclntyre will join them next  week.     "Mac"   travelled   from  Liverpool on the Corsican which  arrived in Halifax on the morning the news of the wreck of the  Titanic reached the world.   All  the way across the Atlantic the  two ships had been in communication.     The    Corsican   passed  through floe ice extending about  fifty miles in width.   The captain  hove the ship to during the darkness.    Mr.   and Mrs.  Mclntyre  were   in   Scotland   during   the  great coal strike and he gives a  graphic description of the effects  of the strike   on   the   country.  Just after they had left Scotland  to return to Canada, "Mrs. Mclntyre received the sad news of the  death of her aged father.  was spent and considerable amusement attended the presentation of the prizes.    Mrs,  John  Collett and George Riches were  the   "winners"   of   the    booby  prize.     Among   those    present  were   Mesdames  John    Collett,  Riches, Mclntyre, Forsyth,  Palmer, H. Priest   and  Harrisson;  Misses Whitmore, McKenzie, Palmer and Leonard;   and Messrs  Riches, Collett. Strang,   Palmer,  Forsyth, Priest,  Harrisson, Mclntyre and Smith; besides a large  number of others.  Columbia offices. This necessity  is due to the extraordinary  growth of interest in in the prov  ince and the immenselncreasein  the business of the agent general's office.  Thanking you again for your  in this matter.  very  prompt attention  Believe me,  Yours truly.  George J. -Riches.  Want a Partner?  Perhaps business is  dragging for tho want of  a helping hand, or a little  more capital. Men with  money and men with  brains read this paper.  You can reach them  through our Classified  Want Ads.  ^ little study of the printing question  right now will convince you that the  work turned out by us is just as neatly  executed as you can get in the large city  shops, and by patronizing us you can have  a proof of your work before it is printed.  The Nicola Valley News  PHONE 25.    MERRITT, B .C.  -*.  ��  .'**���..  -*'  ������   ^���'���^yvJ   ���_>������_! *lTTT'"Tif       ' l ���MlllWlilllH  I  m.  to-  If  i  I -  :-f_��3533s^  -yas

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